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will wreck the climate and we will wreck the oceans. >>reporter: and big brand bikes mean business in india, as demand for luxury two wheelers revs up >>i walked into the mall and they had this showroom, i saw the bikes and i knew i had to get one. >>reporter: hello and welcome. i'm raya abirached and this is world business, your weekly insight into the global business trends shaping our lives. three decades of urbanization and economic reforms have lifted hundreds of millions of chinese out of poverty. the big concern now is how to keep feeding them. changing diet, increasing demand and tightening supply threaten the country's food security. it's a delicate balancing act and one that has implications for commodity markets worldwide. >>reporter: dragon spring village, in the hills above chongqing - where li xingming's family has worked the fields since the 19th century. >>before, our village never planted vegetables, only rice. now, we grow vegetables and we grow less rice, we just grow what we need. >>reporter: this growing and changing demand is coming from china's ever expanding cities -
our growth could reach 20 percent. >>reporter: one of pengshui's big ideas is to build a new city centre on this farmland, a 20 minute drive away. in a couple of years' time, the billion dollar project will be linked to the old districts via a tunnel through the mountain. investors are supposed to provide 23 percent of the cash, the banks 60 percent with the balance coming from central, regional and local governments. >>those facing relocation don't really care if this is a rash development or if it makes sound economic sense - so long as their pay-off is worth it. >>us farmers can benefit from the development and construction. but if the government goes ahead with the project and we're worse off, who will agree? >>reporter: the trouble is, as the people's bank of china knows only too well, the real value of compensation risks being diluted by inflation - which, despite three interest rate hikes over four months, accelerated in january to 4.9 percent year-on-year >>the spur was a four trillion dollar stimulus package - which cushioned china's export-reliant economy from the global
. >>reporter: why hydroelectric power is a big draw for energy intensive industries around the world. >>things like the smelting of aluminium of bauxite you're going to need huge quantities of power andfor that hydropower does seem to be the obvious solution >>reporter: and how social media can be an amazing source of market research, if companies can sort through the vast amounts of consumer comments posted online. >>the scale of data mining is increasing all the time. the cost of, the unit cost of data mining is going down all the time. >>reporter: hello and welcome. i'm raya abirached and this is world business, your weekly insight into the global business trends shaping our lives. at the start of the year egypt surprised the world,by overthrowing the regime of president hosni mubarak. six months on and the country is at a crossroads. the revolution appears to have stalled, parts of the economy have been badly battered and protestors are back in the streets. >>reporter: cairo in july. the arab spring has given way to the arab summer. the city is boiling hotbut despite the heat hundreds of p
that everyone will want to do. >>reporter: this is beginning to translate into a big business opportunity, with adventure sports companies mushrooming across the country. 220 kilometres north of new delhi is rishikesh; a popular spot for an adrenaline soaked spot of white water rafting. >>you are just 4-5 hours away from delhi, so close to it, but still you feel you are so away from it. it's another world >>many local people have joined this industry. the rafts have become cheaper, and the government offers many subsidies and cheap loans. that's why the prices we charge customers have fallen too. >>reporter: hardcore enthusiasts are adding and promoting new competitive events every year. at the bangalore adventure race, competitors combined cycling with rock climbing to push the limits of endurance. >>we're about 5 hours into the race, and we're at the bouldering area. and this is one of the most difficult part of the race today. the participants have already cycled 50 kilometres, and 12 kilometres of very, very technical trail. they're cramping, and they can't lift their legs, and their
out to as many people as possible and on as many services as we can. >>reporter: it's a big step for the industry, but would be a giant leap for consumers who still seemto be keeping to the shallow end - for now. >>...the number of times a feature film is seen in its entirety on the subscription vod, from first frame to last is quite minimal in terms of a comparable being how you would expect a viewer of a dvdthat they purchased to really watch the entire film from beginning to end. so it's much more like the tv market where people are flicking channels and going in and out of programming. >>reporter: but it's far from plain sailing. one of the biggest threats to the industry comes from illegal content sharing. torrent sites which enable users to download the latest films are a part of the problem costing the industry billions of dollars per year. >>some people do it for kicks, uploading stuff, but some people do it because they're putting two fingers up to the industry. they don't actually realise it's not their activity by itself that causes a problem, it's millions of people l
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